• Our Mission

    Paper Airplanes is a nonprofit using Skype to provide free, one-on-one language and skills instruction to people affected by conflict so they can pursue education, secure employment, and ultimately, rebuild their lives.

  • Language Instruction

    Free, personalized language training for those who need it most.

    English Program

    Youth Exchange

    Turkish Program

  • Professional Skills

    Unleashing possibilities with skills-based learning.

    Women in Tech





    What we've done, by the numbers


    Students served from our programs to date


    Of our volunteers say the Syrian crisis feels close to home after tutoring a Syrian student.

    Over 80%

    Satisfaction rate among our students


    Tutors say they developed mentoring and leadership skills while volunteering.

  • What Our Students Say

    "[Paper Airplanes] enriched my English ... and helped me have new friends."

    --Obada Hijazi


    "It was a great experience to improve my language, and to make friendships with people I never expected to reach while still in my country."

    --Jamal Habes, Syria

    "When I started to meet with Seema, I was looking for someone who could help me with my IELTS preparation but I ended up learning many other things about everyday English, the academic system in the USA, and many interesting things about student life."

                       -Ahmad Habboush, Hatay, Turkey


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